Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae (NBTHK Hozon paper)
Signature : Tanshu izushi Ju Houjyoji Kunimune
Kouka 2nen 3gatu kichi-jitsu (1845 March)
Shinshinto:Tajima province:Chu-saku ranking.
The blade was polished by good polisher.
Habaki:silver single habaki.
Blade length : 70.9 cm or 27.91 inches.
Sori : 1.6 cm or 0.62 inches.
Width at the hamachi : 3.07 cm or 1.2 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.06 cm or 0.81 inches.
Kasane : 0.70 cm or 0.27 inches.
Era : late Edo period.
Shape : The blade is rather wide and thick with long kisaki nice looking shape.
Jitetsu : Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach beautiful jigane.
Hamon : koniedeki gunome midare and kogunome midare mixed with ashi.
Boshi is midarekomi style round shape.
Special feature : Tanshu izushi Jyu Houjyoji Kunimune was working at Tajima province which place was well known producing good sand iron.
The sword is good Jigane and hamon like Yokoyama school above all Asyu Sukeyoshi.
Tsuba :On the round shaped iron stub, a dragon is engraved.
Fuchikashira :On the shakudo nanako plate, a dragon is engraved.
Saya : Black kawarinuri nice saya.
Menuki : A dragon is engraved with gold color.
NBTHK Hozon paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.